Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spectacular color!

Vicki Welsh's custom hand dyed fabric for Joyce's quilt arrived yesterday and it is gorgeous! Today I finished getting the quilt ready to start machine quilting. Vicki's piece could not be more perfect with the color wash Joyce created with all the triangles of red, purple and blue -

I've taken a couple of shots from closer up for Joyce to admire the new borders -

Vicki died a three-yard length of fabric so no piecing of this border was required. She put blue on both ends, red in the center, and a couple of shades of purple between on both sides. Here's a shot from the perspective of the bluest part of Joyce's quilt-

Usually, our camera turns purples into a weird red color. This time, it seems it got carried away with the reds, intensifying them so they look pixilated in this photo.

One taken from the opposite corner - I sent Vicki some sample triangles from the red and blue parts of this quilt - she filled in with the purples.

It was extremely easy and fast to get this custom piece made! Just as a reminder, Vicki's hand dyes can be purchased from her Etsy shop.

(earlier blog posts of Joyce's quilt can be seen by clicking on the "Joyce's New Quilt" label at the end of this post)


Sherrye said...

WOW, you couldn't have matched it better if you had tried. Amazing!! And....Beautiful!!

Vicki W said...

Oh my gosh! I was just wondering today if you found that the fabric was going to work. I'm so happy that it worked so well for you! I can't wait to see it quilted and I hope you'll let me feature it on my blog when it's done.
Thank you!

tbnmm said...

Wow! It turned out so much better than I had imagined! Love it!

Dorry said...

That hand dye fabric makes a glorious finale to the quilt. Together with the careful color progressions in the pieced portion the result is very striking. Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

Diane said...

Wow!! This is just stunningly beautiful! Vicki is an incredibly talented dyer, and this quilt is wonderful. I too can't wait to see how you quilt it! What a work of art, all around.